When God joins two people together, they become one flesh.
Dr. Charles B. Garrett Sr. was born on October 2, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to Miss Maxine Garrett. At the age of 3, he was kidnapped from Chicago and taken to a Moslem colony outside Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Garrett believed that he was going to return home and his grandfather would be the vessel. Six years later, through the diligence of his mother, his grandfather got him back, adopted him and raised him as his son. Dr. Garrett led an interesting life. After graduating from Crane High School, he served in the Army during President Eisenhower’s administration and was stationed in Germany. After returning to the United States, he went to school on the GI Bill, and obtained a degree as a tool and die maker. During his life, he earned a 3rd degree brown belt in Shorei Ryu karate, became an ice skater, won awards for being a motorcycle stuntman, played AA baseball, and a host of other things. When the children began to come, he took a job at Leaseway Trucking because it was union-based and had equal pay, which allowed him to take care of his family as he desired.
Mother Geraldyne Garrett was born on March 11, 1942 in Yazoo City, Mississippi to Mr. Marshall (Jack) Ingram and Mrs. Olivia Ingram (Anderson). Mother Garrett was a 3rd generation daughter of the COGIC. Her grandmother, Mother Joanna A. Sanders was the assistant supervisor of the Northern Mississippi Jurisdiction.Mother Garrett faithfully served the Lord for 73 years and knew that she was on her way to Heaven as the Lord had given her that blessed assurance. Mother Garrett was a multi-talented lady; her many talents included sewing, decorating, cooking and tutoring English. She attended Natchez Junior College on a musical scholarship and was part of chorale of singers that traveled around the country. Later in life, God blessed her to publish a book of poetry and she was inducted into the International Society of Poets. Mother Garrett believed in serving the Lord and giving God the praise for all of His blessings and saying “No doubt about it!”
Dr. and Mother Garrett departed this life on August 6th and August 7th respectively, knowing they were destined for Heaven and as they had planned throughout their lives. They leave to cherish their memories, two daughters: Angella and Priscilla, a precious grandbaby Charlotte “Duchess”; one brother Troy (Diana) Garrett EL, and a sister Shirley Burnett for Dr. Garrett; two brothers Pastor Jack (Joann) Ingram, Sanders (Ruby) Ingram; three sisters, Barbara (Samuel) Scott, Dorothy Burnett, Joann Myrthil for Mother Garrett, Redeemed Tabernacle Church family, and a host of relatives, saints, well wishers and friends.
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